Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,208 Ratings
Tröegs Troegenator Double BockTröegs Troegenator Double Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,208
Reviews:
1,123
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
731
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,208 |  Reviews: 1,123
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very good overall.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can.

A deep brown/red hued and amber color. A short, bubbly, fine and thin tannish colored foam cap. A fine layer sticks around.

Mega sweet malty aroma, toffee, milk chocolate and raspberries, fine leather shoes, bourbon casks i.e old antique furniture, basically, thick, heady dark malts. Earthy, wet-leaves and dry soil for the hops.

A sweet and sour malt bomb. Thick and maple syrup sweet, maple syrup because of the subtle woody, grainy backdrop. Not at all malty thick or heavy lime a stout, no roasty-chocolate, more, sweet syrup, amber malt flavor. Complex and deep with more subtle, woody, earthy and sour hops. The deep lager bock yeast adds the big, funky sour, tangy flavor's, which all come together in the classic German Bock style.

The feel is of a full, lush body mouthfeel, clean, not "crisp" but very clean. A long, woody, cloying malt ends it.

Overall, A massive Bock, a fine American version of this classic German masterpiece.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a crystal clear, reddish brown with a two finger light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Moderate lacing
S -- Roasted malts, oats, molasses. Hint of chocolate.
T -- Baker's chocolate, brown bread, barley malts, and a slight doughy sweetness
F -- Starts strong but finishes watery
O -- True to the description on the bottle, feels like drinking a loaf of dense farmers' bread in a bottle.

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Photo of RobertFranc
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sharp315
2.83/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Darrin_Smith
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bonns42
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured from 12 oz bottle into a Troegs pint glass. Perfectly clear reddish brown with a creamy head that dissipated almost immediately.

Aroma: mild scents of toffee or caramel. Caramelized brown sugar aromas were also present. Not a very strong smell.

Taste: Sugary sweet, but not as much as many other doppelbocks I've had. Dark biscuit and caramelized sugar tastes are prominent with a hint of dark chocolate hiding in the background. Not as heavy on the chocolate as some other varieties. Some alcohol lingers on the palate, but it lends a nice spicy characteristic rather than washing out other flavors.

Feel: Coats the tongue and lingers for a few seconds, but not a super-heavy syrup characteristic that is present in other doppelbocks.

Overall: Does't feel as heavy as other varieties, which is a nice change. Easier to drink than other doppelbocks. While it's certainly lighter than most I've had, it is a much more enjoyable beer because the flavors are not sickeningly sweet or overpowered by alcohol. Quality offering from central Pennsylvania.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nihilistic
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbw5009
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogma33
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srfou
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear reddish brown color with a thick tan head.
S - Aroma is not very strong, but I get some caramel or molasses.
T - Malty and sweet. I did not get the dark fruits that so many others reported.
M - Medium carbonation and mouth feel.
O - Very good beer, wish I had purchased more.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billysdad
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

best beer i ever had was a double bock from Stoudts 30 years ago. They've gone completely stale. Never moved on in 30 years, sad, ignored in my distributorship. Troegenator picks up the mantle, but I've gone much hoppier over the years. Great for the style.

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Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharkigator
4.66/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gemery554
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, mahogany hued body; thin yet persistent head; small patches of foam adhere to the side of the glass. Aroma of black cherries; sweet; roasted malts lingering in the background. Dark, dried fruit flavors; raisins and figs; suggestion of brown or charred sugar; fairly bitter with an alcohol edge. Heavy body; warm; heavy sweetness on the palate.

A potent little doppelbock that in one way seems almost too sweet yet still manages to just miss being cloyingly sweet and nails the style. The flavors are bold and varied. Subsequent sips sometimes brought additional flavors such as baked apples with cinnamon. Rich and varied throughout, this is an interesting and satisfying beer.

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Photo of mikr
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Element1290
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,208 ratings.
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